125 Fox Hollow Road Bank Repair - Bear Gulch Creek, Woodside

Status Planning County San Mateo
Project Type Repair/Maintenance Location Not Mapped
Project Area (Acres) < 0.1 Last Updated 8 August 2016

Project Identification

1600-2008-0344-3 CDFW - Record Number
2007/04794 NMFS - Record Number
2008082111 State Clearinghouse Number
02-41-C0534 SWRCB - 401 Certification Letter (e.g., Site Number or WDID)
727709 SWRCB - CIWQS Place Number
2006-00003S USACE - File Number
81420-2008-F-1198 USFWS - File Number

Habitat Plan

ActivityHabitatSubHabitatAcresActivity StatusWater Regime
Enhancement Riverine Wetland Riparian area < 0.1 Construction planned

Related Habitat Impacts

HabitatAcres LostType of Loss
Riverine Wetland < 0.1 Lost Permanent


125 Fox Hollow Road Bank Repair Construction planned < 0.1


DateTypeDescriptionSite Name
2014-09-30 Monitoring end Estimated date
2009-11-07 Groundwork end Estimated date
2009-07-01 Project entered Project entered into database
2009-02-28 Project submitted Project submitted
2008-10-10 Permit RWQCB permit issued
2008-10-02 Permit CDFG permit issued
2008-10-01 Groundwork start Estimated date
2008-09-30 Monitoring start Estimated date
2008-08-07 Permit USACE permit issued
2008-08-04 Permit USFWS permit issued


Contact Patrick Kobernus Coast Range Ecology Not applicable/Unknown
Contact Jan Sterling Unknown/Unspecified Not applicable/Unknown


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Related CRAM Assessments

Visit DateVersionSite NameWetland TypeIndex Score
No Data

Performance Criteria

StatusDetailsEvaluation Date
Original criteria See Table 1 in: Tables 1 -3. Success Criteria and Plant List for Sterling Bank Repair Project 2009-02-28

Project Description

The project is a Creek bank stabilization project on a 150-foot stretch of Bear Gulch Creek. Purpose of the project is to protect oak trees along the bank edge, and a residential home approximately 20 feet from the edge of the severely eroding bank. Project includes using riprap and a eucalyptus wood cribwall to stabilize the bank. Mitigation to include the planting of native brush, trees and herbaceous species within the cribwall and riprap, and installing rock spurs within the channel to provide aquatic shelter (pool) habitat for steelhead. ; Mitigation Type: Onsite
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125 Fox Hollow Rd. Bank Repair, Bear Gulch Creek, Woodside, Wetland Tracker Form Other 2009-08-10 Alison Fong, San Francisco Estuary Institute
corrected 3.2.09 wetland_tracker_form_(v41)_Sterling_02-28-2009.doc

Map of Sterling Bank Repair Project - Bear Gulch Creek, Woodside, CA Photo 2009-08-10 Alison Fong, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Base Map: Google Earth. Map prepared by Coast Range Ecology, February 2009. Shows Bank Repair Project Area.

Monitoring Types, Success Criteria, and Schedule for Sterling Stream Bank Repair Project, Woodside California Other 2009-08-10 Alison Fong, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Tables 1 -3. Success Criteria and Plant List for Sterling Bank Repair Project.doc

Table 1 details the Monitoring Type, Method, Success Criteria, Schedule, and Responsible Party. Table 2 provides plant list. Table 3 provides the Sterling Bank Repair Planting list from the December 2008 planting (by Acterra).

How to Use the Habitat Development Curve

Habitat Development Curves (HDCs) are used to determine the developmental status and trajectory of on-the-ground projects to create, restore, or enhance California wetland and stream habitats. Each HDC is based on assessments of habitat condition for different age areas of one habitat type that in aggregate represent the full spectrum of habitat development. The assessments of condition are provided by expert applications of the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM). Visit the CRAM website for more information about CRAM.

For each HDC, reference condition is represented by areas of a habitat that consistently get very high CRAM scores, have not been subject to disruptive management practices, and exist within landscapes that are protected and managed for their natural conditions. The horizontal lines intersecting the top of an HDC represent the mean CRAM score and standard deviation of scores for 25 qualifying reference areas.

The age of a project is estimated as the elapsed time in years between the groundwork end date for the project and the date of the CRAM assessment. To add or update a groundwork end date, use the Project Events form in Project Tracker (ptrack.ecoatlas.org). The minimum age in years of a non-project area, including any natural reference area, is estimated from all available local information, including historical maps and imagery, historical written accounts, and place-specific scientific studies of habitat development.

An HDC can be used to address the following questions:

  1. At what time in the future will the area of assessed habitat achieve the reference condition or other milestones in habitat development? The HDC can answer this question if the CRAM score for the assessed area is within the confidence interval of the HDC. The answer is the time in years along the HDC between the current age of the assessed area and the future date corresponding to the intersection of the HDC and the reference condition or other milestone.
  2. Is the area of assessed habitat likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace as most other areas of the same habitat type? The habitat area is likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace if the CRAM score for the area is above, below, or within the confidence interval of the HDC, respectively.
  3. What can be done to improve the condition of the habitat area or to increase its rate of development? HDCs by themselves cannot answer this question. Possible answers can be inferred by the following analysis that involves HDCs:
    1. Examine the HDC for each of the four CRAM Attributes;
    2. Identify the Attribute(s) scoring below the HDC;
    3. For any low-scoring Attribute, examine the component Metric Scores (note: the Metric Scores for any public CRAM assessment in the CRAM database can be obtained through EcoAtlas);
    4. Assume the low score of an Attribute is due to its low-scoring Metric(s);
    5. Consider modifying the design or management of the habitat area in ways that will sustainably increase its score(s) for the low-scoring Metric(s).

For more information about CRAM Attributes and Metrics, including their scientific rationale, see the CRAM Manual.

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